Jodi Simala is the Office Practice Leader for Mayer Brown's Chicago Corporate & Securities practice. She represents sellers and buyers in connection with domestic and international stock and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, mergers, tender and exchange offers, consent solicitations, recapitalizations and reorganizations.
Jodi's general corporate and securities practice includes representation of issuers and selling securityholders in connection with public and private sales of debt and equity securities. She also counsels boards of directors and management regarding fiduciary duties, corporate governance and defensive measures, including stockholders' rights plans and other matters, and she advises public companies regarding SEC reporting, compliance and disclosure issues.
Jodi is recognized as a leading M&A lawyer in Chambers USA 2013 and 2012. In November 2011, Jodi was selected by Law360, a leading industry publication, as one of the Top 10 Female DealMakers in M&A. The honorees have helped complete some of the biggest deals in the business and established themselves as leaders in their field, the publication said.